THE DAILY PUCK DROP – 11/18/2021 – NHL DFS MAIN SLATE

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Hi, it’s Sam Duchesneau or @GronkDFS on Twitter once again! It’s an 11 games slate on this Thursday and rainy day (at least in Montreal it is). DPA subs have been smashing contests left and right as of late from the content! Let’s hope I am spot on once again!

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EDM1 Cash Stack: Hyman – McDavid – Puljujarvi (3.7 goals total)

Fanduel: $22,100 (40% of salary) / DraftKings: $20,500 (41% of salary)

As usual, EDM1 is the mentioned stack for cash as they have rarely failed us! Edmonton has a slightly under-the-radar matchup tonight but both teams play at a heavy pace which means we could see a lot of goals! Edmonton is 1st in the NHL with 4 GF/games and 1st in PP with 42.6%. They score a lot of goals and they almost always come from the 1st and/or 2nd line! Tonight, they are facing the Winnipeg Jets and their 2.6 GA/games and their weak PK of 64.3%. Edmonton will get goals on 5v5 without a doubt but they will really explode if they get many powerplay opportunities!

As for line matchups, EDM1 owns a ridiculous 37SCF, 16HDCF, 56CF%, and a 3.45xGF. They will face the Dubois line (WPG2). They own an awful 34 SCA, 12 HDCA, and 3.46xGA. This is one of the best matchups of the slate if you take the time to find how sneaky good this matchup is for Edmonton!

Other viable stacks: CBJ1 (Nyquist, Jenner, and Bjorkstrand); VGK1 (Dadonov, Stephenson, and Stone); FLA1 (Huberdeau, Bennett, and Duclair)

WPG2 GPP Stack: Connor – Dubois – Wheeler (3 goals total)

Fanduel: $19,800 (36% of salary) / DraftKings: $17,500 (35% of salary)

I’m also on the other side of this game as the Jets are an elite offense as well! They own a 3.33 GF/games and a solid 23.8 PP%. They are facing the Edmonton Oilers that have been regressing a lot defensively as of late as they now own a weak 3.13 GA/games and a very good 87 PK%.

As for line matching, WPG2 is facing the McDavid line and their fairly weak 26SCA, 13HDCA, and 2.44xGA. WPG2 owns a ridiculous 38SCF, 18 HDCF, 53 CF%, and a 2.81xGF. I was on WPG2 and EDM1 on Tuesday and as expected, it was a fast-paced game with lots of goals from those 2 lines!

Other viable stacks: DET1 (Bertuzzi, Larkin, and Raymond); PIT2 (Zucker, Carter, and Kapanen); STL2 (Buchnevich, Thomas, and Tarasenko)

Favorite plays

Centers

Connor McDavid | $9700 (FD) | $9500 (DK)

As always, lock him in! He will be chalky with a solid matchup which means he needs to be played!

Pierre-Luc Dubois | $5600 (FD) | $5200 (DK)

Draisatl is a big honorable mention by the way! But I’ve decided to go with Dubois due to the elite matchup, his line matchup, his line stats, and because he keeps being underpriced despite his success!

Honorable Mentions: Draisatl, Matthews, Crosby, Lindholm, Larkin, Scheifele, Bennett, Carter, Trocheck, O’Reilly, Lundell, Stephenson, Couture, Mercer, Eriksson Ek, Sillinger, Thomas, Cirelli, Suter, Dahlen, and Roy

Wingers

Boone Jenner | $4300 (FD) | $5200 (DK)

Jenner is a center on DK but regardless, I like him tonight against the team that allows the most goals in the NHL this season! He plays 20+ mins and always seems to get a goal and 3-5 shots every game! He is always a threat to get a bailout empty-net goal as well which is a nice bonus!

Blake Wheeler | $5300 (FD) | $4900 (DK)

Wheeler has not been too great to start the season but playing alongside Dubois and Connor, he will get a lot of assists at a very reasonable price. I’ve mentioned my love for WPG2 and at that price, I’ll have Blake Wheeler for sure!

Honorable Mentions: Connor, Svechnikov, Tarasenko, Marner, Stone, Huberdeau, Meier, Guentzel, Rust, RNH, Tkachuk, Gaudreau, Mangiapane, Terry, Henrique, Hyman, Bjorkstrand, Ehlers, Perron, Reinhart, Kyrou, Duclair, Robertson, Puljujarvi, Fiala, Copp, Buchnevich, Raymond, Bertuzzi, Smith, Zuccarello, Dadonov, and Nyquist

Defenseman

Zach Werenski | $5100 (FD) | $7100 (DK)

This is a FanDuel only play since Werenski is far too expensive on DK! I would play Schmidt and Morrisey there. Werenski is always a must whenever you’re on CBJ. Despite being a defenseman, he is always a threat to get a goal for you!

Nate Schmidt | $4100 (FD) | $4500 (DK)

It’s tough to pick between Schmidt and Morrisey but I feel like Schmidt has the slightly better floor and he gets more assists. He is a good value defenseman tonight in a good matchup and PP2 with Dubois!

Honorable Mentions: Fox, Hamilton, Pietrangelo, Ekblad, Burns, Letang, Nurse, Krug, Barrie, Pionk, Chychrun, Dumba, Bouchard, Seider, Morrisey, Parayko, Andersson, and Lindholm

Goaltenders

Elvis Merzlikins | $7600 (FD) | $8200 (DK)

I always target Arizona with my goalie if he is either cheap or I believe he will win. Tonight, Merz is cheap and I do think CBJ is the better team here! Definitively my #1 goalie tonight!

Jacob Markstrom | $7900 (FD) | $8500 (DK)

I like Markstrom’s upside tonight against a Buffalo team that has looked decent as of late without a doubt. We should see a low-scoring win for CGY here.

Honorable Mentions: Andersen, and Hart

Recap

Finally, I am liking EDM1, WPG2, CBJ1, DET1, VGK1, STL2, PIT2, PIT1, CGY1, FLA1, CAR1, and MIN1! Best of luck guys!

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